Modern and Contemporary Art
The category Modern and Contemporary Art is very popular at the Dorotheum, generating the highest revenues and providing an excellent range of works for Austrian and international collectors. Spectacular successes have been achieved in Modern Art with world record prices and top results for works by artists including Kolo Moser, Schiele, Klimt, Egger-Lienz, Moll, Kokoschka, Modersohn-Becker, Liebermann, Chaim Soutine, Morandi and de Chirico.
Star performers in the Contemporary Art category include works by Piero Manzoni, Yayoi Kusama, Günther Uecker, Baselitz, Kiefer, Kippenberger, Immendorf, Rainer, Hundertwasser, Mühl, Nitsch, Brus, Wurm, Brandl, Julian Schnabel, Fontana, Alighiero Boetti, Tàpies, Lynn Chadwick, Damien Hirst, Heinz Mack, Chamberlain, Tobias Rehberger, Chantal Joffe, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Axel Hütte and Candida Höfer.
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World record prices for Maria Lassnig, Giuseppe Uncini and Martha Jungwirth as well as outstanding results for a charcoal drawing "Seated Nude" by Egon Schiele from 1917, and for Alexander Archipenko’s bronze sculpture "Head" were among the highlights of the auction week. The Contemporary Art auction on 26th and 27th November 2014 exceeded all expectations and became the best sale in the history of the auction house.